22 Things That Happen at 22

  1. You are no longer enticed by the novelty of walking into a liquor store.
  2. You are finally sick of being asked for ID.
  3. You are still obsessed enough with alcohol for your first three items in a list to be about alcohol.
  4. You just graduated.
  5. You just graduated and you can’t get a job in your field.
  6. You just graduated and you can’t get a job working a cash register.
  7. Everyone you know does have that shitty job you can’t get.
  8. You are suddenly wondering if you majored in the right thing.
  9. You are suddenly wondering if you are currently pursuing the right job/grad program.
  10. You are officially completely done dealing with school.
  11. The weight of your loans has officially become crushing.
  12. You are living in a constant state of denial that lets you dissociate from that crushing weight.
  13. You finally have disposable income and holy fuck is it great.
  14. You don’t have disposable income but your SO sure does and holy fuck is it great.
  15. You have nothing to do and you almost want work so you stop being restless.
  16. When you do get work, it does not stop you from being restless.
  17. In fact, you are more restless.
  18. This is why you will try to start 500 projects.
  19. One of the projects might stick.
  20. You will care more than you expect.
  21. You generally care more than you admit.
  22. You don’t know what being 22 is supposed to mean.
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